Beethoven - Complete Works for Solo Piano Volume 5

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Beethoven - Complete Works for Solo Piano Volume 5

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BIS

Catalogue No:

BISSACD1572
(BIS-SACD-1572)

Discs:

1

Release date:

2nd July 2007

Barcode:

7318599915722

Length:

67 minutes

Medium:

SACD (download also available)

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Hybrid Multi-channel
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Beethoven - Complete Works for Solo Piano Volume 5


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 16 in G major, Op. 31 No. 1

Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2 'Tempest'

Piano Sonata No. 18 in E flat major, Op. 31 No. 3 'The Hunt'


Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano)

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Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 16 in G major, Op. 31, No. 1

I. Allegro vivace

II. Adagio grazioso

III. Rondo: Allegretto

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2, "Tempest"

I. Largo - Allegro

II. Adagio

III. Allegretto

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 18 in E flat major, Op. 31, No. 3, "La Chasse"

I. Allegro

II. Scherzo: Allegretto vivace

III. Minuet: Moderato e grazioso

IV. Presto con fuoco

Gramophone Magazine

October 2007

“In the Tempest Sonata, the Adagio's haunting phrases easily float over the bar-lines, providing a respite to the headlong intensity Brautigam stirs up in the outer movements. Op 31 No 3 is equally outstanding. The Menuetto particularly showcases this fortepiano's twangy, harpsichord-like overtones, while Brautigam uncompromisingly plunges into the Presto con fuoco at full speed with the detail radar cranked up leaving no notes under the table.”

BBC Music Magazine

September 2007

****

“One advantage of a period instrument is the cleanness of its bass register - a particular boon in the Tempest Sonata… Brautigam's performances are well up to the standard of his previous releases, and he's particularly good at capturing the agitated drama of the Tempest's outer movements, as well as the quirky wit of the G major...”

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